‘Started doing flicks’: Gabriel Agbonlahor slams 23-year-old West Ham player for showboating too much lately
Scamacca made the switch to east London over the summer and has now forced his way into the Hammers side.
The 23-year-old has netted six times in 20 appearances for David Moyes’ men in all competitions.
The Italian striker has forced Michail Antonio out of the starting line-up in recent weeks but Agbonlahor thinks he’s playing with a bit too much confidence.
Agbonlahor slams Scamacca
Speaking on TalkSPORT today, Agbonlahor criticised a host of West Ham players for ‘letting Moyes down’.
The former Aston Villa man also slammed Scamacca for showboating too much recently.
“Even if West Ham finish mid-table this season, 11th, 10th, 12th – I think he’s [Moyes] got time,” he said.
“He did so well with them last season in the Europa League and you’ve got to look at players who have got to start performing.
“Paqueta that he brought in needs to do more. Lanzini, Fornals when they get a chance. Bowen needs to be in better form, he won’[t be getting named in the England squad, he hasn’t done enough.
“Scamacca scored a few goals, then he started doing flicks and starting to have himself a bit. These players are letting him [Moyes] down, they’ve got to do more because they’ve got a good squad of players.”
Scamacca was hooked at half-time by Moyes during West Ham’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace over the weekend.
The former Sassuolo man has shown he has a keen eye for goal but hasn’t fully adjusted to West Ham’s style of play as of yet.
The Hammers have really struggled to find the back of the net in the league, having scored just 12 goals in 14 games.
Moyes may need to consider the option of playing both Antonio and Scamacca in the same side to give them more cutting edge in the final third.
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